I have two sons that I love with all my heart and both of them are wonderful! But this post is about my youngest; Tommy.
Tommy lives 2 hours away from me. I know, it could be farther, but it’s far enough for me! The distance is too far to enjoy daily or weekly life events. I am happy that Tommy has found the love of his life; Alyssa and that they have a happy busy family. They have one son, Everette, he’s 5 years old and he’s a funny little “cowboy”. You never know what he’s going to say next. He; like his father, is witty and charming, not to fail to mention… Handsome. 🙂 When Tommy was growing up, he was smart, witty, entertaining, ambitious, thoughtful, caring, and energetic. Now he is in his 30’s, and not much has changed, he has not slowed down at all! He and his family live out in the country, they have a beautiful home.
In the past year or so, they purchased the 20 acres of woods behind their home. On our last visit with them I decided to take my Camera and go in search of nature to photograph.. I was deep in the woods when I heard the leaves rustling, looked up and to my surprise, Tommy appeared. I was surprised and delighted to see him. He said ‘hey mom, I thought I would spend some time with you’. As you can imagine, I was thrilled. I rarely get any alone time with him, like the old days. (But of course, I wouldn’t change a thing now, even if I could.)
He proceeded to escort me during my walk of the property. For just 20 acres, it is full of wonder. There is a small gently flowing creek that winds around the back of the property with the flattest creek rocks that I have ever seen in nature. They look like big wide flat steps with water gently cascading down over them. The creek itself is probably 15 feet wide in some areas and the rock steps are from 15+ inches deep. It looks like something man made that you would see at a botanical garden.
There are also lots of trees, lots of moss growing everywhere, ferns, etc… It really is a beautiful landscape. There are very large rocks or small boulders growing moss, scattered all around in the wood-scape with a downed moss covered tree here and there. We walked along the stream for awhile, then we turned and went farther up the property line so that he could show me the “great divide”. The great divide looks like a miniature canyon that runs down the side of the property. It has little cliffs, valleys, little puddles of water, giant vines and of course moss. It runs about 7 feet deep. Since it was “winter”, all the leaves from the trees were scattered about on the ground.
We could hear the wind gently tossing the leaves around the landscape while we walked and talked. I enjoyed spending this time with my son, the solitude of nature, taking pictures, and the exercise of the walk. But most of all, I enjoyed my son’s company, as most mothers would. I am looking forward to my next trip when the property will be bursting with the new life of Spring and perhaps another walk with my son.